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Title:  Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  45684
Date:  Mar 8, 2023

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

In this role we are looking for an Integration Engineer, to support integration of manufacturing assets into various control and business systems. Drive new processes and procedures to meet the needs of a changing business. Organize and align across multiple manufacturing facility teams and help drive digital manufacturing strategy and development roadmap.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead projects through DevOps
  • Overseeing the successful deployment of data integration system, a multiple manufacturing sites
  • Coordinate and implement the overall design of the data acquisition and integration
  • Ensures the reliability, security, and accuracy of these systems
  • Assisting in defining the data structure layout and data flow model
  • Working with servers, database, and networking components
  • Discuss and negotiate technical performance items with divisions and internal customers.
  • Continual improvement – Must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team Continual improvement – Must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Work with the product owner(s) to support short and long-term release planning and manage interdependencies
  • Continual improvement – Must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in the automation industry


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 5+ years of experience in the automation industry
  • Experience in programming the PLCs using Ladder Logic (preferred if know additional PLC programming languages – IL, ST, FBD, C/C++)
  • Work experience with actual industrial devices and engineering software of major vendors (Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Omron, AutomationDirect, LG…)
  • Knowledge of Industrial communication protocol (Modbus, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, BACnet, DNP3, S7comm, OPC UA, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of networking essentials and computer systems (servers, databases)
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Experience working with Kepware or other OPC servers, as well as tag data
  • Support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policy at all times


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, speak in front of groups, express & exchange ideas and understand direction. 
  • Maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations.
  • Able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Able to learn and apply new information or new skills.







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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